• The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex: What’s Wrong with Modern Movies?

    In It’s Only a Movie, the incomparable Mark Kermode showed us the weird world of a film critic’s life lived in widescreen. Now, in The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex, he takes us into the belly of the beast to ask: ‘What’s wrong with modern movies?’

    If blockbusters make money no matter how bad they are, then why not make a good one for a change? How can 3-D be the future of cinema when it’s been giving audiences a headache for over a hundred years? Why pay to watch films in cinemas that don’t have a projectionist but do have a fast-food stand? And, in a world in which Sex and the City 2 was a hit, what the hell are film critics for?

    Outspoken, opinionated and hilariously funny, The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex is a must for anyone who has ever sat in an undermanned, overpriced cinema and asked themselves: ‘How the hell did things get to be this terrible?’

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  • Kitnay Aadmi Thay

    Lights! Camera! Trivia!

    What was the name of the film they were shooting in Rangeela? What was the Amul hoarding whenShahenshah released? Who has the longest-winning streak in Filmfare awards? Did Johnny Walker get this name from the whiskey or was it the other way round? Who will star in Bajirao Mastani when it finally gets made?

    If Bollywood questions keep you awake at nights, this is the book you want to read. Packed with 50 lists and 500+ entries, it is a multiplex of pointless Bollywood gyaan. Separated in eight logic-less sections and without a contents page (or index), it is a book for dipping into and zipping through.

    Remember your favourite Bollywood film—fast,action-packed, mad, packed with colourful characters and a little bit of everything? Well, they made this book out of it.

     185.00 275.00

    Kitnay Aadmi Thay

     185.00 275.00
  • Oliver Stone (Virgin Film)

    Oscar winner Oliver Stone is one of the most controversial and well-known of contemporary American directors. Beginning his professional life as a screenwriter, he was responsible for the scripts of Midnight Express and Scarface. This work provides an insightful guide to his writing and directorial efforts.

     250.00 495.00

    Oliver Stone (Virgin Film)

     250.00 495.00
  • Shakespeare in the Movies: From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love (Literary Artist’s Representatives)

    Shakespeare is now enjoying perhaps his most glorious–certainly his most popular–filmic incarnation. Indeed, the Bard has been splashed across the big screen to great effect in recent adaptations of Hamlet, Henry V, Othello, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and of course in the hugely successful Shakespeare in Love.

    Unlike previous studies of Shakespeare’s cinematic history, Shakespeare in the Movies proceeds chronologically, in the order that plays were written, allowing the reader to trace the development of Shakespeare as an author–and an auteur–and to see how the changing cultural climate of the Elizabethans flowered into film centuries later. Prolific film writer Douglas Brode provides historical background, production details, contemporary critical reactions, and his own incisive analysis, covering everything from the acting of Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, and Gwyneth Paltrow, to the direction of Orson Welles, Kenneth Branagh, and others. Brode also considers the many films which, though not strict adaptations, contain significant Shakespearean content, such as West Side Story and Kurosawa’s Ran and Throne of Blood. Nor does Brode ignore the ignoble treatment the master has sometimes received. We learn, for instance, that the 1929 version of The Taming of the Shrew (which featured the eyebrow-raising writing credit: “By William Shakespeare, with additional dialogue by Sam Taylor”), opens not so trippingly on the tongue–PETRUCHIO: “Howdy Kate.” KATE: “Katherine to you, mug.”

    For anyone wishing to cast a backward glance over the poet’s film career and to better understand his current big-screen popularity, Shakespeare in the Movies is a delightful and definitive guide.

     325.00 699.00
  • Sanjay Dutt –

    There can be no last word on Sanjay Dutt. Ever. Even as he walks a free man after more than three decades of prison terms and controversies, Dutt remains a classic case study in all that defines the ‘star’ system in Hollywood industry known for its deep-rooted sense of entitlement.

     350.00 500.00

    Sanjay Dutt –

     350.00 500.00
  • Kitnay Aadmi Thay

    Lights! Camera! Trivia!

    What was the name of the film they were shooting in Rangeela? What was the Amul hoarding whenShahenshah released? Who has the longest-winning streak in Filmfare awards? Did Johnny Walker get this name from the whiskey or was it the other way round? Who will star in Bajirao Mastani when it finally gets made?

    If Bollywood questions keep you awake at nights, this is the book you want to read. Packed with 50 lists and 500+ entries, it is a multiplex of pointless Bollywood gyaan. Separated in eight logic-less sections and without a contents page (or index), it is a book for dipping into and zipping through.

    Remember your favourite Bollywood film—fast,action-packed, mad, packed with colourful characters and a little bit of everything? Well, they made this book out of it.

     185.00 275.00

    Kitnay Aadmi Thay

     185.00 275.00
  • Oliver Stone (Virgin Film)

    Oscar winner Oliver Stone is one of the most controversial and well-known of contemporary American directors. Beginning his professional life as a screenwriter, he was responsible for the scripts of Midnight Express and Scarface. This work provides an insightful guide to his writing and directorial efforts.

     250.00 495.00

    Oliver Stone (Virgin Film)

     250.00 495.00
  • Shakespeare in the Movies: From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love (Literary Artist’s Representatives)

    Shakespeare is now enjoying perhaps his most glorious–certainly his most popular–filmic incarnation. Indeed, the Bard has been splashed across the big screen to great effect in recent adaptations of Hamlet, Henry V, Othello, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and of course in the hugely successful Shakespeare in Love.

    Unlike previous studies of Shakespeare’s cinematic history, Shakespeare in the Movies proceeds chronologically, in the order that plays were written, allowing the reader to trace the development of Shakespeare as an author–and an auteur–and to see how the changing cultural climate of the Elizabethans flowered into film centuries later. Prolific film writer Douglas Brode provides historical background, production details, contemporary critical reactions, and his own incisive analysis, covering everything from the acting of Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, and Gwyneth Paltrow, to the direction of Orson Welles, Kenneth Branagh, and others. Brode also considers the many films which, though not strict adaptations, contain significant Shakespearean content, such as West Side Story and Kurosawa’s Ran and Throne of Blood. Nor does Brode ignore the ignoble treatment the master has sometimes received. We learn, for instance, that the 1929 version of The Taming of the Shrew (which featured the eyebrow-raising writing credit: “By William Shakespeare, with additional dialogue by Sam Taylor”), opens not so trippingly on the tongue–PETRUCHIO: “Howdy Kate.” KATE: “Katherine to you, mug.”

    For anyone wishing to cast a backward glance over the poet’s film career and to better understand his current big-screen popularity, Shakespeare in the Movies is a delightful and definitive guide.

     325.00 699.00
  • Sanjay Dutt –

    There can be no last word on Sanjay Dutt. Ever. Even as he walks a free man after more than three decades of prison terms and controversies, Dutt remains a classic case study in all that defines the ‘star’ system in Hollywood industry known for its deep-rooted sense of entitlement.

     350.00 500.00

    Sanjay Dutt –

     350.00 500.00

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